These resources are designed to help you if you are a tenant or a sub-tenant.

There are also resources on share housing generally.

In addition to the resources on this page, the Tenants' Union of NSW also has a large range of fact sheets, sample letters and other resources. These are a great starting point for getting an understanding of your rights. 

NOTE: If you are renting from a head tenant and you do not have a written agreement, you may not be covered under tenancy law. Please contact our service for advice.

EATS cannot provide advice to head tenants in regards to their sub tenants.


The Tenants Union of NSW has made a new renters kit to help tenants put the pieces together, avoid common pitfalls, and resolve issues that may arise over the course of a tenancy. The kit combines legal resources with practical tips to help tenants get on their feet.

Link to the new renters kit on the Tenants Union of NSW website

EATS Resources 


Fact sheet - How to protect your bond before you leave

Fact sheet - Defending your bond in the Tribunal

Fact sheet - General advice on depreciation 

Fact sheet - Balconies & flooring

Fact sheet - Bathrooms

Fact sheet - Blinds and curtains

Fact sheet - Carpets

Fact sheet - Cleaning

Fact sheet - Cupboards

Fact sheet - Doors and fly screens

Fact sheet - Fences and driveways 

Fact sheet - Floor finishes inc. wooden floors

Fact sheet - Kitchen benches

Fact sheet - Kitchen fixtures 

Fact sheet - Lifts

Fact sheet - Pools

Fact sheet - Walls and paint

Renting in strata

Fact sheet - Renting in strata

Fact sheet - Building defects

Other Resources

Community education sessions with Waverley Council

Eastern Area Tenants Service has partnered with Waverley Council to offer a Webinar series for our renters.

Watch the first in the series here for information about your rights, and what can you do about: rent increases, getting repairs done, securing your bond and receiving an eviction notice.

Tenants' Union of NSW

Tenants' Guide to Renting with Pets

Tenants' Rights Manual

Redfern Legal Centre

Sharehousing Survival Guide


Eastern Area Tenants Service acknowledges the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation as the Traditional Owners of whose Country we live and work. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present, and emerging.